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Whatever happened to Frisky the Bear?

Indianapolis Star — June 7, 1959

Anyone remember old Frisky, promoter of Duluth as the vital player in the new St. Lawrence Seaway?

These ads are from papers throughout the region at the time. And if you’re thinking of co-opting the Port-o-Rama title for your next event, it seems the term was copyrighted back then as Duluth looked to match its event with stalwarts like the Minneapolis Aquatennial and St. Paul’s Winter Carnival. What would you like to see Duluth celebrate every year as a whole community event. I know, right? Homegrown.

La Crosse Tribune — June 14, 1959

Ironwood Daily Globe — July 23, 1959

La Crosse Tribune — Sept. 27, 1959

The Lincoln Star — July 24, 1960

La Crosse Tribune — July 31, 1960

La Crosse Tribune — July 25, 1961

La Crosse Tribune — July 16, 1961

Winona Daily News — July 24, 1962

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